The first meeting with our attorney went better than I had expected. I had an idea in my head of what an attorney would be like…..and she was the opposite. I walk away from the meeting feeling like a weight has been lifted. My main concerns were about things that didn’t seem to be that big of a deal. I have been constantly worried about whether or not it is okay to travel out of state with “maybe baby” once in our care, but before the the six months is up and the adoption is final. I was also very worried about how it would be perceived or if it was “allowed” for us to travel to Ethiopia to adopt “M” during that initial six months, while leaving “maybe baby” in other family member’s care. It seems as if we are in the clear. I don’t know why I needed assurance that it was okay to do both of those things…but, those thoughts have been constantly nagging me for a while…and it’s nice to have answers.
Now, we do what we’ve done for the last year and eight months: WAIT